U.S. Boiler Company manufacturers quality home heating products and has introduced more new, high efficiency products over the last several years than any other company at any time in the history of hydronic heating! From new ENERGY STAR certified, gas-fired residential boilers… to high efficiency oil-fired boilers including advanced design, three-pass, cast iron boilers… along with the industry’s only, three-pass, oil-fired, steam boiler… and the only 85% AFUE atmospheric gas boiler made in America.
To provide this extensive product lineup, U.S. Boiler Company has invested in world class manufacturing facilities and new assembly operations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with state-of-the art computer numerical controlled machines providing exacting product tolerances. Quality, made in America cast iron sections are produced for U.S. Boiler Company in high-tech facilities located in Zanesville, Ohio, USA. Along with the best engineering capabilities available anywhere, U.S. Boiler Company delivers world-class marketing, technical sales, and sales support unmatched in North America. Recently Mechanical Hub conducted a Q&A with Alexis Gessner, marketing media specialist with U.S. Boilers.
MH: How do you see the economy moving into 2013-2014?
AG: Overall, we predict that the 2013-2014 economy will be building momentum, and the same will hold true within the HVAC industry. The recent gas to oil conversion craze and the related government rebates will greatly contribute to the rise of condensing and gas boiler sales.
MH: Any new product offerings in the works?
AG: Shh! Truth is, we have many innovative projects currently boiling (no pun intended). Want to find out more? Be sure to attend the AHR Expo in New York on January 21st – 23rd! Booth #1024 will be highlighting some USB releases! Can’t make the show? Then be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be the first to find out what’s new and groundbreaking!
Additionally, if you haven’t heard already, we are the only boiler manufacture that has developed a monthly e-newsletter called the US Boiler Report (USBR). What’s inside? Contractor feature stories, business tips from industry expert Ellen Rohr, tech tips by our Training Manger Ron Beck, company and industry news, and much more! Subscribe online today! http://www.usboiler.net/news/
MH: How does U.S. Boiler differentiate itself from other boiler manufacturers?
AG: U.S. Boiler Company continues to develop and introduce new high efficiency products and exclusive boiler control technologies that offer “Unmatched” solutions and capabilities for outstanding home heating comfort. It’s simple. Our boilers are easy to install, easy to sell, and easy to service. Who doesn’t like easy? Additionally, our products are American made and assembled in world class manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, PA. Our company continues to be the leader at the forefront of the heating industry, and Burnham continues to be the leading brand in hydronics heating offering products, features, support, and commitment to our customers that are UNMATCHED ANYWHERE!
MH: Can you describe the training program offered through U.S. Boiler?
AG: Training with U.S. Boiler Company takes place a few ways; both in-house at our facility in Lancaster, PA, and on site at various locations throughout the country. Seminars focus on proper boiler sizing, venting techniques, troubleshooting controls, new products and features, etc. Anyone interested in attending a session should contact their local sales representative of Burnham brand products.
MH: Does U.S. Boiler offer any incentive programs?
AG: Yes! Our approved contractors can receive marketing support, co-op advertising funds, product training, a winter warmth assurance plan (extended warranty), sales and technical support, and placed on our “Find a Contractor” locator tool for homeowners.
MH: Where are the products produced?
AG: The cast iron sections are produced for U.S. Boiler Company in state-of-the-art facilities located in Zanesville, OH. Our boilers are manufactured in our facilities in Lancaster, PA.
MH: Since MH is an online resource, does U.S. Boiler offer any online resources or apps for its company?
AG: Absolutely. Keep up-to-date with products, support, company news, features, and promotions via U.S. Boiler Company’s social sites:
BUT WAIT, there’s more! Did you know we have the only interactive iPad app that makes it easier for installers to get accustomed to electronic boiler controls? Here is a link to the Intelligent Hydronic Control (IHC) app, designed to be training at your fingertips.
Available in iTunes today!
As mentioned before, make sure to also sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, the US Boiler Report! Sign up today: http://www.usboiler.net/news/
MH: What are 2 commonly asked contractor questions regarding U.S. Boiler & its products, and how do you address those questions?
- “I didn’t know that?!” Yes, believe it or not, we hear this statement a lot. Did you know that U.S. Boiler Company, and its parent company, Burnham Holdings, have donated 150 95% AFUE boilers to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts? These boilers primarily went to elderly, the physically challenged, families with children, and veterans and were placed through the efforts of Rebuilding Together NYC. The total value of these donations exceeded $600,000. Did you know that the venerable Burnham Series 2 gas boiler now features a state-of-the-art IHC boiler control system and has the ability to easily add features such as low water cut-off and an aquastat? Did you know that we are the only boiler manufacture that has a fulltime controls engineer on staff? Sign up today for the US Boiler Report and never say “Wow, I didn’t know that” again!
2. Okay… seriously… are U.S. Boiler Company and Burnham the same thing? No. U.S. Boiler Company manufactures and sells Burnham brand products.
MH: What do you believe are the two toughest things facing contractors today and how are the problems rectified?
AG: With all the constant changes within the industry, it becomes a challenge for contractors to stay up-to-date and know their available resources. This is in regards to product news, industry changes, and training. That’s why we have become VERY socially involved. By following USB, you will know all the great, new advancements at your fingertips, within seconds of releases!
MH: What are two tips you can provide that can help contractors as we move into the heating season? (Maintenance & check-ups, homeowner tips, service & repair, etc.)
AG: It’s crucial to stay informed about all product changes that you install. Keep a close relationship with your local rep and be aware of training opportunities in your area. Also, times are changing. With so many changes in such a busy world, don’t be afraid of social media. Social media, versus trade rags, is convenient for your schedule, full of fresh information, and easily customized with what information you want to hear about.
U.S. Boiler Company, Inc.
2920 Old Tree Drive
Lancaster, PA 17604
Distributor Line: 866.659.3927
Tech Line: 866.684.1463